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What the history of medical gown?

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Nowadays, the application of medical gowns has been very extensive, regardless of domestic and foreign, there are mature production and application technology of surgical gowns.Surgical gowns are necessary protective clothing during surgery. They are used to reduce the risk of medical personnel's exposure to pathogenic microorganisms. At the same time, they can also reduce the risk of pathogenic microorganisms from transmitting to medical personnel and patients. Do you know the history of medical gown?


This article contains the following:

  • Initial application of surgical gowns

  • Upgrade of protective clothing for medical gowns

  • Renewable materials for medical gowns

  • Development of surgical gowns in China


Initial application of surgical gowns

As early as the Middle Ages, there were no protective measures during surgery, and 80% of patients died during or after surgery. At the end of the 19th century, British doctors proposed to sterilize surgical instruments and operating room dressings with carbolic acid. At the same time, doctors were encouraged to wear disinfected clothing to perform surgical operations to prevent pathogens from invading, but at this time did not start using surgical gowns. In the 1940s, with the continuous development of sterilization and infection control concepts, surgical gowns and surgical sheets were applied. The original medical gowns used a loose structure and an easily permeable textile material, which could not completely solve the problem of pathogen penetration.


Upgrade of protective clothing for medical gowns

Multi-layer fabrics are beginning to be used as surgical gown materials, providing multiple protections for surgeons and patients. With the development of the non-woven fabric industry in the 1950s, disposable surgical gowns made of nonwoven fabrics quickly occupied a part of the market. After decades of development, disposable medical gowns have occupied the US surgical gown market with its high protection and material strength. In the early 21st century, the use rate of disposable surgical gowns in the US medical gown market was> 70%. Reached nearly 30%.


Renewable materials for medical gowns

The first is a single-layer high-density woven fabric, and the second is a highly protective material is a multilayer composite fabric.


Development of surgical gowns in China

After decades of development of materials for surgical gowns from European and American companies, composite materials have been widely used in the development and production of surgical gowns. In China, except for some operations with special needs, cotton surgical gowns are still used in most operations. Domestic doctors recognize that the important protective gown of medical gowns was the massive epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003. During the SARS outbreak, the Military Equipment Research Institute of the General Logistics Department and related companies developed and designed SARS protective clothing. In recent years, the demand for medical gowns with high protective performance has been increasing, and the national standard YY / T0506 has been formulated to introduce and promote composite surgical gowns in the domestic market.


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